I got down to the boat in mid afternoon (avoiding rush hour traffic).
Attempted to install the 2nd lithium house battery and swap out the 70lb AGM starter battery with a small, lightweight lithium unit:
House lithium on left
Starter AGM on right
Starter lithium on bottom left
I could not get 6GA battery cables to reliably connect to the terminals on the lithium start battery.
Will try at home again with some ferrells before swapping in the AGM for lithium.
Hooked up the DC-DC Charger and the AC Charger.
All working fine.
We had only four of us:
- Michael (helm)
- Kris (bow)
- Phil (main)
- Me (runner/jib)
We left the dock a little before 6pm.
One mile course was setup to Gibraltar mark.
Winds were light 5-7 knots, fairly flat seas.
We flew the masthead chute on the 2 downwind legs.
Our hoists and douses were pretty good.
The first gybe was a bit of a disaster, backing the spinnaker inside the foretriangle, but we recovered quickly. The rest of the gybes went smoothly.
We did have the top main batten pop out.
Luckily the tensioner fell on deck instead of in the water!
We finished 3rd across the line, but were 9th of 12 boats in corrected time
Very good considering we only had 4 people.
Left my phone tracking app running for the drive home:
Traffic was not too bad at all!